Unity in the Enemy: That at least is what the cadre of eight Democratic presidential hopefuls had in common during the first debate in South Carolina last night. Get the details from the NYT, WP or LAT. One question: did anybody note that primaries are almost a year away?
Perfectly Legal? The White House says that its agency briefings of political appointees about Republican candidates before the November election were legal. But Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) isn't taking the executive's words on Scout's honor and is subpoenaing documents related to the White House's agency briefings.
A Passing: Jack Valenti, the long time president of the Motion Picture Association of America is dead. A onetime confidant of President Lyndon B. Johnson, he was the voice of Hollywood in Washington for almost four decades. Obits from the LAT, WP, NYT.
Aiding the Enemy? Lt. Col. William H. Steele, an active Army reservist was charged yesterday with aiding the enemy in Iraqi. According to this Washington Post story, Steele, who "oversaw high-value detainees at Camp Cropper," had "an intimate relationship with an Iraqi woman whose father is a former Baath Party official held at Camp Cropper."
Document Hold: The White House has turned over page after page of emails by DOJ officials detailing the firing of the eight U.S. Attorneys. But yesterday the White House said it would withhold more than 170 documents. Check out the WP or NYT stories here.